The 2021-2022 Public Officials Directory is here

MARC’s 2021–2022 Public Officials Directory is now available. The directory lists officials in the nine-county metropolitan region served by MARC, as well as federal and state officials for the area, information about cities, fire and emergency medical service agencies, chambers of commerce, local economic development agencies, school districts, agencies providing public transit services and news […]

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Age Positive Conference scheduled for May 11-13, 2021

The 5th annual Age Positive: Ideas for an Age-Friendly Future conference will be held May 11-13, 2021. The conference provides a forum for participants to learn about innovative program ideas for working with older adults. As it was in 2020, the conference will be held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Age Positive conference is […]

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An older adult receives a vaccine.

MARC help line assists older adults with vaccine registration

In a partnership with all Missouri Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, we have opened our Information and Referral phone line to assist older adults who have no internet access to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The program will assist older adults in Cass, Clay, Jackson, […]

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Two area cities recognized as Communities for All Ages

On Friday, Jan. 15, the Mid-America Regional Council honored the cities of Grandview, Missouri, and North Kansas City, Missouri, for becoming more age friendly. Both cities achieved gold-level status, which means the local governing body applied an “age lens” to a major city plan. Grandview adopted age-friendly principles within the city’s updated comprehensive plan. North […]

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$8.1 million award to support Double Up Food Bucks incentive program

The Mid-America Regional Council has been awarded a four-year federal grant of $4.05 million by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), to support the Double Up Food Bucks Heartland Program in Kansas and western Missouri. To secure the award, equal matching resources have […]

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Kansas City G2U Annual Regional Coalition Conference

The Government-to-University (G2U) Coalition will present the G2U Annual Regional Coalition Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, 8 a.m. to noon. This networking event is a great way for government officials to make university connections and help attract the brightest talent for your organization. In turn, university partners can meet those in government who want […]

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Age Positive (re)Vision virtual conference scheduled for September

When the 4th annual Age Positive: Ideas for an Age-Friendly Future conference, scheduled for May 8, 2020, had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers immediately got to work on Plan B. This year’s conference, originally called “2020 Vision” has been revamped as a virtual conference, now entitled “2020 (re)Vision.” Age Positive […]

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